Police in Newton NJ have charged two suspects for allegedly assaulting and robbing a man last month.
Newton NJ police received a call about a violent robbery at the Merriam-Gateway Condos. The condo complex is located on Sparta Avenue in Newton, NJ.
When police officers got to the scene, they discovered a 20-year-old man who was suffering from serious injuries to his mouth and jaw.
The victim told police officers that he was visiting friends at the condo complex when two men came out of nowhere and began to punch him in the face. After knocking the victim to the ground, the suspects allegedly reached into the victim’s pocket and stole his wallet, cell phone, and car keys.
Although the victim did not know the identities of his attackers, he was able to give police a description of the suspects.
After being treated at the scene, the victim was flown by helicopter to Morristown Medical Center. The victim underwent surgery for a fractured jaw at the hospital.
The Newton Police Department investigated the incident and reviewed video surveillance footage from the condo complex. Investigators eventually identified the two suspects. According to police, one of the suspects is related to a resident at the apartment complex.
Police struggled to locate the suspects because both men were reportedly unemployed, with one of them living on the streets. Investigators eventually found the suspects in the Morris County Jail, where they were already incarcerated on unrelated charges.
One of the suspects was moved to the Sussex County Jail, where he is being held on $100,000 bail. Meanwhile, the other suspect remains held at the Morris County Jail on $100,000 bail because he has pending criminal charges out of Parsippany, New Jersey.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Duo Broke Man’s Jaw, Robbed Him, Cops Say.”